Tuesday, June 18, 2019

"The Cornwalls Are Gone" by James Patterson & Brendan DuBois

The Cornwalls Are Gone by James Patterson and Brendan DuBois is a page-turning thriller about the kidnapping of Amy Cornwall’s husband and 10-yr-old daughter. Amy is an Army intelligence Captain who comes home from work to find a strange cell phone and an odd message on her dining room table. She has just 48 hours to locate and liberate an unknown man in Texas or her husband and daughter will be killed! She lives in Virginia and has no time to waste. She blows off her 8 a.m. meeting at work and sets off who kidnapped her family and why. She is determined to complete this mission and get her family back no matter what and finds out she is dealing with an extremely dangerous man!

This book grabbed me from page 1 and never let go! It moved along quickly and had no dull parts. It has mystery, suspense, adventure, betrayal and fighting. I think this book could be improved if the authors developed the characters of Tom and Denise before just jumping in with the kidnapping right away. It is okay the way it is, but I think I would have been even more invested in the story if I felt I actually knew Tom and Denise. I would like to have seen a bit more character development.
(Karen’s review, 5 stars)

Teaser from page 7: I read and re-read the message, clear and to the point, and I’m in the middle of reading it for the third time when the strange phone rings, jolting me so hard that I nearly drop my weapon.


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Monday, June 17, 2019

"No Exit" by Taylor Adams

In No Exit by Taylor Adams, Darby Thorne gets caught up in a blizzard.  She is able to get to a rest stop and once there, will find out that the snow will become the least of her problems!  This book is a real page turner.  Darby and the other characters were developed very well.  The action was good and I loved the ending!
(Gerard's review, 5++ Stars)

Teaser from page 22:  She stepped away, leaving a handprint on the door, feeling her heartbeat pounding in her neck.  An intensifying rhythm.

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

"The Tale of Ole Green Eyes" by Cathy Kennedy

The Tale of Ole Green Eyes by Cathy Kennedy is a short children's book about two sisters to get a scare in the woods because of the story their grandmother told them.  It has a bit of suspense.  It's a happy little story for small children.  Of course, I liked that a cat was in it!
(Karen's review, 3 stars)

Teaser from Loc. 113 on Kindle:  Brittany jumped.  She spun around and gasped, "What?"

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

"Everyone Can Be a Ninja" by Akbar Gbajabiamila

Everyone Can Be A Ninja by Akbar Gbajabiamila, host of American Ninja Warrior, is his story about how he got to where he is today and the obstacles he had to overcome to reach his dream.  This is an inspirational read that was pretty interesting.  He shared advice from his dad, his mentors and how he overcame many bad circumstances in his life.  I especially liked how he shared learning from his failures and how he moved on.

I liked him as a host of the Ninja Warrior shows and like him even more after reading his book!  The gist of the book is that everyone has some gift from God and we need to use our gifts to help others and accomplish God's purpose for our life.
(Karen's review, 4 stars)

Teaser from page 32:  Don't be ashamed of who you are and what you want to accomplish.  To others, it might sound crazy, absurd, a waste of time.

See a blog post I wrote about American Ninja Warrior September 1917:  American Ninja Warrior Was Disappointing.

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Friday, June 14, 2019

"touch blue" by Cynthia Lord

touch blue  by Cynthia Lord is a children's book about Aaron, a 13-yr.-old foster boy who gets placed in a home on an island off Maine with Tess (11) and her younger sister, Libby.  He is angry that he is not allowed to call or see his mother.  When Tess discovers he plans to run away to look for her, Tess comes up with a plan to get them together so they can talk.

I enjoyed this book because it showed how different life was on an island near Maine.  I also liked the silly superstitions Tess shared throughout the book and how Aaron's was able to make a contribution to the community and adjust to life on the island.
(Karen's review, 4 stars)

Teaser from page 41:  "Please?"  he asks.  It's been four years since I've heard from her.  If Natalie gets mad at her, my mom might not write to me again."

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